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I am a Solicitor in the Bristol office, specialising in industrial disease claims.
I am actively involved in support groups which help families who are affected by asbestos-related diseases. I'm passionate about seeking justice for our clients and providing them with financial security for the future.
I always wanted to pursue a career which would help people, particularly those who are most vulnerable. After finishing my degree in Politics and Modern History, I tried my hand at teaching. Being in the classroom wasn’t really for me, but through my role as a Learning Support Worker, I was given the opportunity to represent a student on the child protection plan at a variety of multi-agency meetings.
I found this very rewarding and decided to take the plunge and apply for the Graduate Diploma in Law, followed by the Legal Practice Course. I am really pleased I made that decision and have never looked back.
My clients are lovely. It is an absolute pleasure getting to know them and working with them. Although I cannot change their diagnosis, it is rewarding to know that I am providing some financial security for them and their families.
I'm very fortunate to work with like-minded people, who genuinely care about our wider community, as well as our clients.
Aside from my day to day job, I have really enjoyed being on the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation committee over the last two years and being able to get involved with all sorts of fundraising initiatives for some really fantastic charities – namely Bristol Autism Support, The Anchor Society and Off The Record.
I live in my gym kit and can usually be found running, playing netball or at some sort of fitness class.
Other than that, I love history, cooking, socialising with friends and travelling (when time and money allows). I also have a keen interest in interior design and have enjoyed doing up my house over the last three years with my husband. Oh and I love dogs, although I don’t have one of my own.
"They dealt with my claim in a very efficient manner. I was happy with the outcome and Alex was polite, had a good sense of humour and looked after my interests. All in all a big thank you to her and Irwin Mitchell - I would recommend this company to anyone."
"Thank you, Alexandra, for your great and helpful job throughout the process during a stressful time for our family. You are very professional and kind."
"Everybody that I have been in contact with, during this difficult time in my life, has been kind, caring and compassionate. Laura and Alex are both a credit to the company ... both have been real professionals with kindness and understanding."
"Virginia Chalmers and Alexandra Lausen continuously gave my family professionalism, expertise and treated us with the utmost sensitivity while they managed our claim. They were proactive at every step, ensuring we understood every detail. Never once we were left wanting, or uncertain by the use of legal terminology or process. We always felt our case was in the very best of hands, and never once doubted any fact had not been thoroughly researched prior to any correspondence or meeting. My family will remain eternally grateful for all of their help."
Through our contact with those suffering from diffuse pleural thickening, we are well aware of the common use of asbestos in a number of workplaces and that a significant number of employees have been exposed to the hazardous substance during their working life.
“We would like to hear from Michael’s former work colleagues, who may be able to assist us in understanding the extent to which employees were exposed to asbestos dust at the Reading Corporation Transport Depot. Anyone who has information regarding the working conditions Michael was exposed to should contact us as soon as possible.”
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